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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 technology  research  practice

A Research Tip

  • Research & Writing

I absolutely love resources like legisalture and parliament websites that offer details about current and historical legislation and it’s progress. I also love government websites that offer the full text of various government publications. Sometimes those sites don’t offer the quick way to exactly what you need.

Today’s Tip: Don’t be afraid to use 3rd party collections of things rather than their original source.

Think about all of the Open Data initiatives – open data websites collect from a variety of sources into a clearinghouse website. Like a library but without a decent reference desk – great for experienced gatherers who know what they are looking for though. I recently peeked at openparliament.ca which is an excellent umbrella search tool.

 

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